NOTE.--Philip Roos, called Rosa da Tivoli, the son of John Henry Roos, was born at Frankfort, in 1655. To facilitate his studies he established himself at Tivoli (whence his name of Rosa da Tivoli,) where he kept a kind of menagerie, and on account of the number and variety of animals, his house was called Noah's Ark. His pictures usually represent pastoral subjects, with herdsmen and cattle or shepherds with sheep and goats, which he frequently painted nearly as large as life. His cattle, animals in particular, are designed wonderful truth and spirit; his coloring is full of force; his lights and shadows are distributed with judgment, and his touch is remarkably firm, free and spirited. He died at Rome in 1705. [P. 15; see entry 04130001 for related commentary.]
Rochester Academy of Art. (Incorporated 1874.) 40 & 42 State Street. Catalogue of the Works of Art, exhibited at their First Exhibition. In June, 1875. Rochester, N.Y.: Union and Advertiser Company's Book and Job Print. 1875.